Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl
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Praise For Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl: A Novel…
"A powerful and haunting tale, beautifully told."
— Jill Lepore, New Yorker staff writer and author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman
"The narrative concentrates on Eunice’s early life, and Demos appends clarifications about the facts and fictions in the story as well as detailed source notes . . . the story is well researched and told, openly admits that Europeans stole indigenous lands, and offers a clear explanation of the alliances and motivations of the groups involved in this conflict."
"The documentation shows careful research by the author. This volume, aimed to be read by children, was inspired by the National Book Award finalist, The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America (Alfred A. Knopf 1994). If you need a historical fiction title based on an actual person, this volume could be your choice."
— School Library Connection
" . . . this novel offers young readers a window into the conflicting cultural privileges and prejudices at play during this period of time."
— School Library Journal
"Demos’ presentation of the story from the perspective of this captive Puritan girl who became a Mohawk makes this an accessible narrative history for young readers."
— International Literacy Association
Harry N. Abrams, 9781419726040, 176pp.
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
About the Author
John Demos is an American author and historian. Until 2008, he was the Samuel Knight Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. Demos lives in Tyringham, Massachusetts.
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